Thursday, March 23, 2017

Boxing

Sergey Kovalev, left, and Andre Ward pose for photos during a news conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andre Ward has done just about everything in boxing except the one thing that truly defines fighters these days — headline a pay-per-view ...
This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, former boxer Vinny Pazienza, subject of the film "Bleed for This," poses at the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills, California.

BY MATT O’BRIEN PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Boxer Vinny Paz cried when he saw “Bleed for This,” a Hollywood biopic about the life of the Rhode Island native. Miles Teller ...
Conor McGregor holds up his title belts after he defeated Eddie Alvarez during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 205, early Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BY DAN GELSTON NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor raised his arms in triumph before he stepped inside the cage, the cocky Irishman playing to a crowd going wild for ...
Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out ahead of his UFC 205 mixed martial arts bout against Eddie Alvarez during an open workout, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BY DAN GELSTON NEW YORK (AP) — With his mink coat left in the locker room, Conor McGregor is set to take a swing at UFC history. No metal chair ...
Jessie Vargas, left, fights Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, during their WBO welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped by to see an old foe, and Manny Pacquiao tried his best to give him a show. With Mayweather ...
Boxers Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jessie Vargas pose at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Las Vegas, for their Saturday bout for Vargas' WBO welterweight title. (Loren Townsley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

BY TIM DAHLBERG LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hook for Manny Pacquiao’s latest fight is that he’s the fighting politician, as eager to take on problems in the Philippines as ...
This is a Saturday, April 9, 2016 file photo of British boxer Anthony Joshua as he celebrates after winning the IBF heavyweight title bout against US boxer Charles Martinat the O2 Arena in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — The World Boxing Association has finally sanctioned a fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for its “super” heavyweight title. The fight will take place in the ...
In this Feb. 22, 2014, file photo, Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Ronda Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts. Rousey spoke about ...
In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 file photo, Britain's Tyson Fury, the heavyweight world boxing champion, is interviewed after attending a press conference in Manchester, England.

BY STEVE DOUGLAS MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tyson Fury’s downward slide since becoming world heavyweight boxing champion plunged further Thursday when the British fighter relinquished his titles and had his ...
In this Nov. 29, 2015 file photo, Britain's new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

LONDON (AP) — Troubled heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he has been bingeing on cocaine and alcohol to deal with manic depression. The British boxer has not fought since ...
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